Richard Leonard

Club President 2011-2013, now Vice President and Club Delegate to the Munster Branch of the IRFU. Played, wrote, took photos, created this mayhem and other web stuff.

Mar 192020
 

https://www.irishrugby.ie/2020/03/19/19-20-domestic-season-to-conclude/

Irish Rugby’s 2019/20 domestic season is to conclude with immediate effect due to ongoing concerns over coronavirus.

Government action in combatting the virus looks set to continue beyond March 29th. Irish Rugby wants to play its part while giving clubs the chance to put plans in place for the 2020/21 season.

The directive applies to all incomplete national and provincial competitions. It was ratified by the IRFU Rugby Committee on Thursday March 19th 2020.

Cups will be shared by finalists, where cup competitions have reached the final fixture.

There will be no promotion or relegation in any of the five divisions of the Energia Men’s All-Ireland League.

The planned expansion of the Energia Women’s All-Ireland League for the 2020/21 season remains in place.

There will be no league or cup winners in any competition organised at a national level including the Energia All-Ireland Leagues, Energia Women’s All-Ireland Cup and the Energia Bateman Cup.

The Fraser McMullen U20 Cup, the Junior Interprovincial Championships and the round-robin qualifiers for the Energia All-Ireland League will not take place.

Speaking about the announcement, IRFU Director of Rugby Development Colin McEntee said:

“The decision to end the domestic rugby season for 2019/2020 season has not been made lightly. All options were discussed and the IRFU is satisfied it has arrived at the only equitable solution.

These are challenging times for us all and we know clubs will be impacted by this directive, but we will look back at this season as one where we put the physical welfare of our rugby community above all else.

Clubs are now in a position to make plans for the 2020/21 season. We look forward to marking the 30th anniversary of the All-Ireland League.”

Mar 122020
 

All Domestic Rugby activities have been suspended until 29th March.

From https://www.irishrugby.ie/2020/03/12/irfu-and-provinces-suspend-domestic-rugby-activity/

The Irish Rugby Football Union, together with Connacht, Leinster, Munster and Ulster Rugby, have announced the suspension of all Domestic Rugby activity from 6pm this evening 12th March until the 29th March (inclusive), in response to the latest Government advice on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Future Domestic Rugby activity will be reviewed in line with Government advice.

Training and Playing:

All Rugby activities across Clubs and Schools, from minis to adult rugby, must now cease.

Clubhouse Operations:

While Rugby Clubs may wish to continue to operate facilities such as bars and function rooms, they must observe Government restrictions in relation to the number of people that may attend indoor (no more than 100 people) and outdoor (no more than 500 people) events.

Impact on fixtures of note:

We will work with clubs and schools to rearrange fixtures, such as the Schools Cup finals.

Professional Game:

Updates, when available, in relation to the professional game will come from tournament organisers.

1st XV Match Calendar in ical format.

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Jul 232019
 
2019 Calendar

Hi Folks,

I’ve update the Bruff 1st XV AIL match calendar for the year with games, dates and locations for subscribing to if you wish.

link for connecting to your phone etc. is : https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/d9k3879mbidm5i26qqcgphis7s%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics

If you just want to keep an eye out for the fixtures the page on the website to view the game calendar is as follows: http://www.bruffrfc.com/calendar/

Irish Rugby filmed some bits on Bruff lastnight, here is the first clip.

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Sep 272018
 

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